The ol' doll's stew

The ol' doll's stew


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About this recipe: My mother's Irish stew recipe, made with traditional mutton. Don't be afraid to add lots of black pepper.

Serves: 4 

  • 700g breast of mutton
  • 900g potatoes
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500ml water

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Cut meat into tidy slices. Wash and peel potatoes, cutting large potatoes in two.
  2. Arrange the meat and onions in layers at the base of a saucepan, seasoning each layer with salt and pepper. Then add water followed by the potatoes.
  3. Cover the saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.


The mutton can be substituted with four gigot chops.

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